Dan Knight

Position Lecturer
Phone 805.756.2671
Fax 805.756.5740
Email dknigh01@calpoly.edu
Office 186-A204
Office Hours T&Tr: 11:00am - 2:30pm


Areas of Expertise

Law & Construction Law
Accounting & Construction Accounting
Real Estate Development
Construction Litigation
Expert Witness Opinions


Santa Barbara Colleges of Law – Santa Barbara California
Juris Doctorate
Dual Certificate of Concentration:1) Business Law, 2) Family Law
Date 2015

Walden University – Minneapolis Minnesota
Masters Degree in Accounting
Concentration in Certified Public Accountancy
Date 2012

Walden University – Minneapolis Minnesota
Bachelors Degree in Accounting
Concentration in Financial Accounting
Date 2012

Professional Licensure

California General Contractor; Lic #882611

California General Engineering Contractor; Lic #882611

California Plumbing Contractor; #882611

California Licensed Attorney; Lic # 310207

California Licensed Real Estate Broker; Lic #01993903

Environmental Protection Agency: Certified Lead Safe Renovator

American Association Automatic Door Manufactures: Certified Door Inspector




SLO County Bar Association: Member

CalCPA: Affiliate Member

AICPA: Affiliate Member

Golden Key Honour Society: Member

SLO Monday Rotary Club: Member and Volunteer


Risk Management Student Team Advisor


After leaving High School to found a construction company in 2004, Dan operates/d a full service remodeling, underground utility, and site work Construction Company. Having operated and built the company Dan returned to school while operating the business to obtain a B.S. and M.S. in accounting from Walden University then obtaining a Juris Doctorate from the Santa Barbara Colleges of law. After completion of degrees Dan took and passed the California Real Estate Brokers’ Exam first try, and took and passed the California Bar Exam first try. Dan is currently taking the Certified Public Accounting exam and hopes to add the CPA license to his credentials by January 2018.

With a specific focus on Construction Law, Construction Accounting, and Real Estate Development, Dan takes his academic and real world experience and brings it to study at Cal Poly. In addition to lecturing he manages the construction business and provides legal and expert witness services in San Luis Obispo County and State Wide. As a San Luis Obispo native, he is married with two children and enjoys playing squash.

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